1992 Toyota Land Cruiser

Sold: $18,995

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Stock Number: 4262

Toyota is known for designing an SUV that will take you anywhere, with a cost of ownership that won't break the bank. Spanning nearly 30 years of production, the 80 series Land Cruisers are already classics, and prices for high mileage US versions are getting intolerable. Designed with a low-vibration gasoline six-cylinder motor, a rugged 4WD system, and room for the whole family this 1992 seriously delivers. Finished in Dark Green Pearl (6M1), the body is in good shape other than a few normal scuffs and dings associated with normal use. A polished OEM brush guard and aluminum running boards set off the grippy Falken Wilderness tires, giving the SUV it's trademark a brutish aesthetic. Offered with an incredibly low 47K verified miles, this massive JDM hauler is up to date on maintenance and ready to conquer all the snow, dirt, and gravel you can throw its way.

When stepping up into the cabin, it's apparent how much larger this truck is than almost anything else we offer. Head, shoulder, and legroom are noticeably larger than its Hilux sibling. With the raised ride height, as a driver, you have a much better command of the road and can see over almost anything on four wheels. The driver's controls are simple, and the switchgear is all operational. When driving at night, you can select a dash-mounted fog button to illuminate the rectangular, amber, Bosch pencil lights to increase evening visibility. The steering column is adjustable, and the driver seat is powered, so the 80 can accommodate drivers of differing heights and builds. The gray leather does have some accelerated wear upfront; including some age-related cracking and seam splitting on the cushions. The carpet, headliner and door cards are all in good shape, as is the dash, which is devoid of any age-related cracks or weather-related discoloration. The darker interior is broken up by an operational sunroof, which retracts and vents at will. The sunroof also offers ample natural lighting to help open up the feel of the cabin. The middle row is in better shape than the front and offers the ability to fold forward and access the rear cargo area. Other creature comforts include power windows, power locks, heated seats, and functional OEM audio. The middle and rear rows have dedicated climate systems, and the rearmost windows slide to let in a little fresh air. All the rear glass has privacy tint installed to shield sunlight from people and cargo. Likely because of this, cargo area plastics aren't warped or discolored, and the carpet floor is largely unblemished.

The mechanicals are stout and overbuilt, as evidenced by the bevy of 80 series vehicles still on the road today. The US powerplant is, in fact, the same one fitted in the VX Limited model. The 1FZ-FE is a silky smooth gasoline straight-six that is known for its low cost of ownership. Parts and service experts are readily available, as these Land Cruisers still frequent Toyota dealerships here stateside. With a twist of the key, the 4.5L mill whirrs to life, and sets into a constant idle. Benefitting from a fresh oil and filter service, this Land Cruiser needn't be maintained for another three thousand miles. The automatic transmission and 4WD system seem to function well, and the lumbering SUV works its way up to highways speeds and above without an issue. For the offroad enthusiast, the legendary K294 locking differentials are equipped. The most aggressive off-road driveline, this truck is capable of taking you further off the beaten path than most anything on four wheels. On-road, the suspension and steering systems feel like any other truck-based SUV, and the platform lumbers over large potholes and intermediate road imperfections. As noted in the opening paragraph, expensive new Falken rubber adorns the real two-piece polished alloys.

Whether the final destination is Costco or Moab, Utah, this 1992 can take you there. The ease of ownership, low verified miles, and masterful 4WD systems make this 80 and instant Japanese Classic.

*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.

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